Novo-Solar-Systems-electronics-draining-power March 24th, 2015

With all the ‘Twilight Saga’ and ‘Vampire Diaries’ mumbo jumbo out there, it’s a bit hard to take vampires seriously these days. What ever happened to Dracula? Instead, there’s Edward Cullen. Gone are the days where these myths and legends instilled a sense of fear in everyone. But, there is one vampire that we should really be on the look out for. They’re in your home, probably all over your house and you put them there. They sit there all day every day, sucking up as much energy as possible, and it’s costing you. They’re vampires, vampire electronics.

Vampire electronics are devices that continue to consume power even when they aren’t being used, especially computers, TV’s, and DVD/Blu-Ray players. It’s costing you, a lot. So what’s the best way to cut those unnecessary energy costs?

Here are three helpful tips to get started:

  • Unplug something if it’s not in use.
  • Replace a traditional power strip with a smart strip. Smart strips try and reduce your power usage by shutting off the power on devices that go into standby mode based on the decrease in power consumption while the rest of the outlets in use stay on.
  • Find out which electronic devices drain power when you’re not using them and replace them with energy-efficient ones.
  • Click here to read more about vampire energy and how it works.